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American Tabloid by James Ellroy
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Jan 08, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: history

I love Ellroy. Love his use of language, the way he develops his storylines, the detail in his characters. This is a 'factional' story from the Kennedy era and one really gets a feel for the characters and their motivation throughout. Having said that, it's a dense book and I think I'm going to reread it as I found it difficult to remember who was who! Still, this is American crime writing at its very best.

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Karen Holden Hi there Suzanne

Would you like to put a question to James Ellroy himself about American Tabloid? BBC World Book Club is interviewing him next Tuesday 3rd November and would love to hear from you. If you could email me at as soon as you can with your question about the book (anything - doesn't have to be particularly clever!), we can either arrange for you to talk to the man himself, or have our presenter put your question to Mr Ellroy for you. Then you get to hear your question on World Service Radio! Please get in touch soonest!

All best Karen Holden, Producer, BBC World Book Club

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